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Longleat

About

About
Longleat, nestled within 900 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped grounds, is home to the UK’s original Safari Park, one of the best examples of Elizabethan architecture, with an abundance of exciting attractions including Jungle Kingdom and Animal Adventure where you can get up-close and personal with truly amazing animals.

Safari Drive-through
Immerse yourself amongst Longleat’s incredible animals on a visit to the UK’s original Safari Park with six and a half miles of Drive-through experience, there’s plenty to look out for.

Start your safari at the African Village where you can get up-close to their graceful giraffe, take a walk amongst their adorable lemurs or seek out the fascinating wallabies before setting off on your exhilarating Drive-through expedition. Dare to face their cheeky monkeys in the Monkey Drive-through, survey the African Plains and look out for the mighty rhino and camel before entering the Big Cats where you’ll glimpse their powerful tigers, majestic lions and nimble cheetahs.

Animal Discovery
Jump on board the Jungle Cruise boat, where you’ll experience the thrill of their sea lions as they swim alongside you plus an unmissable opportunity to see their magnificent gorillas, meet their playful meerkats in Jungle Kingdom as they scamper around your feet and hand-feed their gorgeous lorikeets in Monkey Temple before exploring Penguin Island for an intimate encounter with these remarkable creatures.

Adventure Zone
Escape into a world of exploration and fun! Let the kids run riot in the incredible Adventure Castle, complete with rope bridges, zip wires, slides and a Medieval keep. Lose yourself in the famous Longleat Hedge Maze and join in the mayhem on their Rockin’ Rhino ride. Younger adventurers will love discovering their enchanting play area, Little Explorer’s Garden, with four fun-filled zones!

Longleat House and Grounds
You’ll be taken aback by the impressive Longleat House, where you can step back through over 450 years of history. Did you know it’s one of the finest Elizabethan stately homes in the country? The family still live in parts of the house, but 15 spectacular rooms are open for public viewing.

Take it all in at your own pace or join a guided tour through the Great Hall, Red Library, State Dining Room and Saloon. As you explore, be sure to seek out and admire the fantastic collection of artworks, paintings, tapestries and furniture that have been collected over generations.

Longleat Events
Longleat hosts many special events throughout the year, including the return of the Food Festival and the hot air balloon extravaganza, Sky Safari, which was the largest annual balloon event of 2017.

If you’re visiting over the festive period, you’ll be truly enchanted by the ever-popular Festival of Light. The grounds come alive with colour and light as a display of giant Chinese lanterns take up residence across the park.

Extras

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

Key Features

  • Families
  • Groups

Accessibility

  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Parking & Transport

  • Coach Parking
  • On site parking

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant

Payment Methods

  • Special group rates

Establishment Features

  • Coach drop-off point

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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Public Transport Directions

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TripAdvisor

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    4521
  • Very Good
    1488
  • Average
    412
  • Poor
    169
  • Terrible
    135

Recent Reviews:

  • christopher c
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Overpriced
    2 of 5 stars
    Friday, 12th January 2018
    We were with family & grandsons the purpose of the visit was to see the light festival which turned out to be excellent,so that is not reflected in my 2 star rating. But as for the rest of it I'm... Read full review
  • Fiona H
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Disappointing Santa visit
    3 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 11th January 2018
    I visited Longleat for a Christmas trip as a family with my husband and three children on 23rd Dec. The park was great and we really liked the singing Christmas tree, the Festival of Light was... Read full review
  • Lockwood17
    Bath, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Great day out
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 11th January 2018
    I have visited here a few times, the most recently for The Festival of Light. We had a really good time seeing all the displays as well as the tour of the safari park and house. There is so much to... Read full review
Longleat
Warminster
Wiltshire
BA12 7NW

Tel: +44 (0)1985 844 400

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Opening Times

* Selected dates from 10th February 2018 to 6th January 2019. Please see website for further information.

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